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MSI GT70 2PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of MSI GT70 2PC. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and price. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and portability. There are mixed reviews on the size and battery.

performance, screen, keyboard, price, reliability

portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT70 2PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for MSI GT70 2PC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of MSI GT70 2PC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC Review: Bigger is Better

 

The MSI GT70 Dominator makes the case that bigger is better. This gaming desktop replacement delivers powerful graphics with equally impressive Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and two storage drives at the manageable price point of $2,000.

Bright vibrant display ; Excellent performance for cost ; Responsive keyboard with customizable software ; Great connectivity

Bulky form factor

The MSI GT70 Dominator delivers on almost every single front and manages to do so with a reasonable price tag. The powerful processor, ample RAM supply and NVidia’s new 870M GPU provides excellent performance perfect for both power users and playing...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator

 

The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator is a powerful midrange gaming PC, boasting some of the best hardware around, making it our top pick for the category.

Keyboard with multicolor backlight. Networking adapter optimized for online gaming. Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and latest Nvidia graphics combine for potent performance. Integrated subwoofer. Blu-ray/DVD+-RW combo drive

Touchpad doesn't support basic Windows 8 gesture controls

The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator ($2,351 as tested) is a beefy, 17-inch, midrange gaming laptop boasting the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia, and features like a customizable keyboard backlight and Blu-ray drive. It has one or two rough spots—namely no...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition

 

For better or for worse, MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now, specifically we're talking about the GT60 and GT70 series (and with a few minor differences in features, the GX60/GX70 AMD...

MSI’s GT70 (and their similar but slightly smaller GT60) line of notebooks are designed to cater to a specific class of users. If you want as much performance as possible in a notebook and size isn’t a major factor, they’re definitely worth a look....

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition review: last year's gaming powerhouse gets Haswell

 

More InfoMSI GT70 reviewFirst Haswell gaming laptop revealed: MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 with GTX780M graphicsIntel: Haswell will boost battery

Fast and powerful ; Excellent game performance ; Fantastic battery life for its class

Loud fan ; Limited viewing angles ; Trackpad glitch makes it unusable in most games

Despite a few workable flaws, the GT70 Dragon Edition is a stellar gaming machine, improving upon the original GT70 without compromising its best features.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

MSI GT70 Review

 

MSI's beast of a dragon-themed gaming notebook combines Intel's new Haswell CPU with Nvidia's most powerful GPU ever for a grand-slam of power.

Beautiful red chassis; Loud, rich audio; Comfortable, customizable keyboard; Excellent overall and graphics performance; Above-average battery life

Expensive; Heavy; Display dimmer than average

MSI's beast of a dragon-themed gaming notebook combines Intel's new Haswell CPU with Nvidia's most powerful GPU ever for a grand-slam of power.

May, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Lightning-fast performance, Fun and comfortable backlit keyboard and touch pad, Multiple USB 3.0 ports, Excellent graphics and sound, Blu-ray player

Narrow screen viewing angle, Noisy fan, Bulky and heavy, No touch screen

You can multitask without a hitch, the screen looks splendid, nearly all games will run at high settings, and it's perfect for watching giant robots punch giant monsters on Blu-ray. If you're looking for a great midrange gaming laptop, it's an easy...

May, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (techradar.com)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review

 

A monster gaming laptop with a factory-fresh GPU

Market-leading graphics power ; excellent processor ; good keyboard ; 1080p screen ; powerful speakers

Poor battery life ; inconsistent SSD ; trackpad could be larger ; very heavy ; average colour accuracy

The GT70 is the fastest gaming laptop we've ever seen but, despite its speed, it's no pricier than the competition.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (techadvisor.co.uk)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review

 

This is the first mobile chip from nVidia's new range, and it's a monster. It's got 1344 stream processors clocked at 941 MHz, with a GPU Boost peak of 967 MHz. Those are faster clocks than any top-end mobile card in last year's nVidia range.

The MSI is exceedingly quick, it's got a good screen, and its ergonomics and speakers are all impressive. But it has a huge, flashy design and it lacks any battery longevity. Those are issues that aren't always tackled by the MSI's rivals, though, and...

Mar, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator

 

Looking for a gaming laptop? Buy this one

Table-topping games power ; Fast processor ; High-quality screen ; Good keyboard ; Excellent value

Poor battery life ; Extremely heavy ; Inconsistent SSD ; Quite noisy

Audio comes from Danish firm Dynaudio, which has optimised the two speakers and single subwoofer. It's done a good job, with crisp high-end and a punchy treble that sits proud from the rest of the range without becoming dominant. Bass is present,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: eteknix.com (eteknix.com)

MSI GT70-2PE ‘Dominator Pro’ Gaming Notebook Review

 

Top end GTX 880m graphics, High levels of gaming performance, More than capable of driving 4K resolutions during gaming, Class leading system

Would be nice to see performance memory as standard, Battery life not as good as lower spec systems, No 3K option available at this moment in time, Touch pad could be a bit larger

It comes as no surprise that as a top end gaming notebook, the GT70-2PE Dominator Pro does not come with a lightweight price tag. Taking the wider market and desktop systems in to account as well, the Dominator Pro may be a little behind some of the...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Audio Boost / Creative Sound Blaster Cinema / Dynaudio / Sound Blaster / Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:7800 / 87
Battery capacity (Watt hours):87
Battery performance:7800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, TUV-CB, FCC, BSMI, CE, C-tick
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Gaming / High performance
Product type:Mobile workstation / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):650:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00783 x 0.00783
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA Quadro K3100M / NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1300 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102 / 103
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:24 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 20
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 20
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 20
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 20
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Audio Boost / Creative Sound Blaster Cinema / Dynaudio / Sound Blaster / Sound Blaster Cinema
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-3630QM / i7-4700MQ / i7-4710MQ / i7-4800MQ / i7-4810MQ / i7-4930MX
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I7-3630QM / i7-4700MQ / i7-4710MQ / i7-4800MQ / i7-4810MQ / i7-4930MX
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile Extreme Edition series
Processor socket:PGA946 / PGA988
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0 / E1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47 / 57
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:71459 / 75117 / 75128 / 75133 / 78931 / 78937
Processor code:SR0UX / SR15H / SR15K / SR15L / SR15M / SR1PQ
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Bundled software:Windows Essential 2012, MSI System Control Manager, Battery Calibration, Sound Blaster Cinema, Adobe Reader, Flash Player, WinZIP, Norton, Cyberlink PowerDVD,Shortcut Manager
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013, Norton Online Backup, Internet Security, Symantec Norton AntiTheft,

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2 / 3
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 512 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA III / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA III / mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1006 / 1128 / 1134 / 1256 / 1384 / 500 / 512 / 750

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3
Height:2.17
Weight:8.6
Width:16.9